Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Little Buckeye Imagination Sessions: Tiny Trails – from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20. Learn with a group as creative educators bring families closer to the wonders of the natural world. These programs, designed for children ages three to eight, keep the body moving and brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music.Create a park for miniature wildlife. The program is free. Registration is not required.
Preservation Series: Preserving Your Family Documents and Books – From 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. Cost: Nonmembers – $15; Members – $10. The Arboretum Archivist will demonstrate archival techniques that focus on the needs of a typical family’s document or book collections. Such items usually include family Bibles, diaries, letters, and certificates. Participants will learn how to properly store their important paper documents and where they can buy their supplies. They will also get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the historic documents in the Arboretum’s archival collections. Participants are encouraged to bring family documents or books (no more than 3) that have specific preservation needs. Participants will take home an archival kit including an information sheet, archival paper, archival folders, white gloves, and a pencil.
Beginner Tai Chi Chuan – from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sundays, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29. Cost Tai Chi is designed to help increase muscle and cardiovascular strength; help improve balance, joint flexibility and posture; and support mental health. This class focuses on basic Tai Chi skills along with comple- tion of the Modified Tai Chi Chuan Short Form (Yang Style). Basic warm-ups start the class with a new portion taught each week. Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes. Fee includes 6 sessions. Cost: Non-members – $65; Members – $55.
Medicinal Herb Walk – from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. Cost: Non-members – $20; Members – $15. Herbs have been used for their medicinal properties since prehistoric times. Join herbalist Brandy James to discover the beneficial properties of herbs such as calendula, lemon balm and tulsi. Learn tips to properly grow, harvest and store herbs and discuss tinctures and oils that can help support healing. All participants take home three plants.
Intermediate Tai Chi Chuan – from 2 – 3 p.m. on Sundays, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29. Tai Chi is designed to help increase muscle and cardiovascular strength; help improve balance, joint flexibility and posture; and support mental health. This class focuses on advanced warm-ups, the complete Modified Tai Chi Chuan Short Form (Yang Style) from the beginner’s class and additional Qi Gong exercises, further enhancing the benefits of the practice. Students are required to complete the beginner class at least once prior to participating in the intermediate class. Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes. Fee includes 6 sessions. Cost: Non-members – $65; Members – $55.
The Visitors Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays. For more information visit www.dawesarb.org
Granville Farmers Market – Granville. It’s back!! Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon on North Main Street between Broadway and College streets. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. All kinds of good thing to eat and drink.
Ordinary & Extraordinary: Victorian Undergarments 1860 – 1880 – The Robbins Hunter Museum, Granville. The exhibit is open May 16 through December 29, 2018. Curated by Elizabeth Miller, the exhibit features the museum’s collection of mid nineteenth century undergarments, and explores the fashion history, garment design and construction techniques of the Victorian era. Pairing the garments with letters, photographs and documents from the Devenney family and Licking County history, Miller brings to life the way in which these garments were made and worn, and in doing so offers a unique glimpse into the lives of these two sisters and their experience of life in Granville in the 1860s. The museum is located at 221 East Broadway, Granville, Ohio. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm.
For more information, visit www.robbinshunter.org
1950s Sock Hop – Buckeye Lake Library. Wear your poodle skirt or white t-shirt and jeans for an afternoon of dancing, food and fun – 50s style at noon on Saturday, June 16.
Yard Sale Days – Buckeye Lake Village. Village council members have set June 15 -17 as the annual Yard Sale Days. Permits are free for the three-day event.
Benita Buchanan Cancer Benefit- Beach House Pub. The benefit features Crossfire on Saturday, June 16, at the Beach House Pub, 13574 Shell Beach Rd NE, Thornville, OH 43076.
Downtown Summerfest – Newark. The brand new three-day event is June 21-23. Summerfest will feature the Budweiser Clydesdales, a tribute to our Hometown Heroes, as well as a daily music fest to celebrate the newly completed renovations in downtown Newark. Each day, visitors can enjoy all of the festivities throughout the downtown area, featuring local food specials, beer & wine garden and a daily parade of the Budweiser Clydesdale team at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. The live entertainment venue will be located just south of the Canal Market District and will feature Bryan Lewis from 7 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, The Brian Panke Band from 7 – 10 p.m. on Friday, Rese Jhordan Music at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, and RMT at 3 p.m. on Saturday. A salute to our hometown heroes is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday,alongwitha 2p.m.craft fair on the Canal Market grounds. Free admission.
The 2nd Annual Antique Lure and Vintage Tackle Show – Lakewood High School, Hebron. After a very successful debut last summer, the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association sponsored show is moving to larger quarters at Lakewood High School. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. The show features National Fishing Lure Collectors from the Midwest area and a special display by Central Ohio lure makers Doug Carpenter and Ray Allen is a show highlight. Visitors can have your vintage tackle appraised or buy, sell, and trade with other antique lure enthusiasts. There will also be a whole box tackle box auction. The show also features Buckeye Lake resident Doug Stewart’s clinic on fishing Buckeye Lake. He is a featured speaker at fishing expos throughout Ohio and the Midwest and frequently appears in outdoor magazines. Also new this year is Vance Outdoors casting area. William Sonnett, an NFLCC member, will demonstrate casting with vintage tackle. The Cranberry Marsh Bass Club will give casting lessons and conduct a casting contest for youth and women. Prizes are provided by Vance Outdoors. Fisher’s Marina, Buckeye Lake Marina, and Jim Carter’s Marine will have boats on display. Admission $5, Veterans $3, and children are free. Display Tables are $20 each (register for a table by June 15). Tackle box auction is $5 per box. For more information contact Rickie Sue Grunden 614 206-0421 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to Line Dance – Hebron Library. Let the Motley Dance Club teach you how to enjoy dancing at noon on Saturday, June 23. Learn a variety of dancing styles including fork dances such as the Virginia Reel, Spanish Waltz and Contra Dance.
Shawna Corder and Her Rising Stars – Buckeye Lake Library. Listen and be inspired as Ohiorenowned vocalist Shawna Corder performs a medley of songs with her music troupe at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23.
Discovering Dinosaurs – Buckeye Lake Library. Join COSI on Wheels and use comparative anatomy to explore how prehistoric creatures might have lived at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27. Study fossil remains using excavation tools while trying to solve the puzzle of Earth’s geological layers and its massive time scale. Measure yourself against dinosaur footprints to grasp the size of these enormous creatures and interact with a living dino-descendant!
Magic is Music to Our Ears – Hebron Library. Dave Lehman weaves some magical fun and shows the audience how music and sound make his magic tricks so special at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27.
Zero K Race – Buckeye Lake Brewery. Stop by the Buckeye Lake Brewery on Ohio 79 at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, for the brewery’s first ever Zero K Race. You can leave your running shoes at home. Proceeds benefit Buck- eye Lake for Tomorrow’s efforst to improve Buckeye Lake’s water quality. More information, visit buckeyelakebrewery.com
The Original Super Chevy Show – National Trail Raceway, Hebron. The 32nd Annual Super Chevy Show is back and bigger than ever July 27 – 28. This series is the premier destination for all things Chevrolet, featuring multiple classes of drag racing with cash prizes, a swap meet where auto enthusiasts can find that elusive part they’ve been missing, a Chevrolet-focused performance marketplace, and the largest collection of Chevrolet vehicles in one place from classics to modern, all looking to take home the Best in Class award and a coveted Super Chevy Show jacket. This exciting event is returning to National Trail Raceway for the third year in a row, with several ways to enjoy the show, including drag racing, entering a vehicle in the professionally judged car show, displaying a vehicle without being judged, or simply taking in the excitement as a spectator. From Friday’s open test ’n’ tune to the weekend show, there’s something for every auto enthusiast to experience at these events. For complete details on pricing, event schedule, special features, and more visit www.superchevy.com/ show.
44th Coshocton Dulcimer Days Festival – COTC & Historic Roscoe Village, Coshocton. It’s the longest running heritage music festival in Ohio June 15 – 17, and the second oldest event of its kind in the United States. This year marks the 44th year of this nationally significant Appalachian musical event. Bring the whole family to share a music-filled weekend with the sounds of Appalachian and traditional music played on mountain dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, bowed psalteries, fiddles, guitars, banjos, and other instruments. The Coshocton Dulcimer Days Festival hosts the Mid-East Regional Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer Championships. The festival consists of workshops, mini-concerts, headliner concert, and jam sessions. Free admission and parking. Workshops are $15 each. For more information, visit www.Coshocton- DulcimerDays.com
Music on the Front Porch – Thornville Library. The Perry County District Library free summer concert series continues at 6 p.m. on Fridays with Joy in the Morning Ministries with Jeremy Shank (June 15), and December (June 22).
Annual Gospel Music Show – Ohio Valley Opry, McConnelsville. The Opry’s annual gospel sing is a very special night of great gospel music starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 16! The sing features family groups, solo artists, and even some comedy!! This is an awesome event for churches of all denominations to get out and enjoy our beautiful facility, our small town charm, and most of all some GREAT music!! Featuring: The Clarks, The Kapple Family, Carolyn Conner, Jimmy Howson, Matt Coleman, Mike Morrison, with The Ohio Valley Opry Staff Band and Country Comic- Uncle Doofus. To buy tickets online visit https://boxoffice.diamondticketing.com/ohiovalleyopry/events
Concerts on the Green – Bryn Du Mansion, Granville. The FREE summer concert series returns for its 37th Season. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. on the back lawn of the Bryn Du Mansion, 573 Jones Road, Granville. A food truck will be available at each concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Visit granvillerec.org for more information and alternate locations for inclement weather.
• June 24: Brass Tracks (60s – 80s R&B). A high energy eightpiece horn band from Southwest Ohio. Step back in time as the band pays tribute to all the great hits from bands like Chicago, Eart Wind & Fire and more.
• July 8: Saved By The 90s (90s cover band). Here to rock your world, they are the ultimate 90s party experience.
• July 22: NU-Blu (bluegrass). This husband and wife duo deliver up-beat, blazing-fingers pick work as well as gentle heartwarning ballads.
• August 5: Adelle&Gentry (alternative pop). These sisters of harmony have gone from being “just” small town girls to rising stars on the Nashville scene.
• August 19: Reaganomics (80s rock). The Columbus-based Reaganomics are the area’s most electrifying eighties show.
Celtic Fest Ohio – Harveysburg (Warren County). Celtic Fest Ohio returns to Renaissance Park, home of the Ohio Renaissance Festival June 15, 16 and 17 for another full weekend of Celtic celebration. Featuring five stages, over 20 acts and special events, artisans, cultural activities, and a variety of food and drink, there is something for everyone. Hours: Friday, June 15 – 6 pm to 10 pm; Saturday, June 16 – Noon to 11 pm; and Sunday, June 17 – Noon to 6 pm.
Enjoy a wide variety of food items from traditional Scottish, Irish, and English to American Fare. Browse the marketplace featuring unique items made with a Celtic flare – pottery, jewelry, kilts, home décor, clothing and more. Tickets available for Saturday and Sunday online at www.celticfestohio.com. Daily Admission or Weekend Passes available. For more information visit www.celticfestohio.com.
Gathering of the Juggalos 2018 – Legend Valley, Thornville. After a one-year absence, the Juggalos return to Legend Valley for their 19th annual gathering July 18 -21. This year’s Gathering is called “Whoopstock.” For more information, visit https://www.juggalogathering.com
The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival – Legend Valley, Thornville. The August 2 -4 weekend features The Werks, Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Papadosio, Ekoostik Hookah and more. For more information, visit thewerkoutfestival.com
The Bellwether Music Festival Renaissance Park, Waynesville, OH. The Bellwether Music Festival is a two-day, two-stage alternative music festival with available camping August 10-11, at Renaissance Park in southwestern Ohio, just outside of Waynesville. The festival will feature music by sixteen acts on two stages including MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Echo & The Bunnymen, Local Natives, Dr. Dog, The Psychedelic Furs, Whitney, Japanese Breakfast, Allah- Las, Bob Schneider (with band), Erika Wennerstrom, Alex Lahey, Dawg Yawp, Speaking Suns, The Cordial Sins and Carriers. None of the performances will overlap, so attendees can see each set in full! Music starts daily at 2 p.m. and ends by 11 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.bellwetherfest.com. Two-day tickets are $94 with in & out privileges, single day are $55 and camping starts at $120.
Lost Lands Festival – Legend Valley, Thornville. Lost Lands returns for its second year September 14 – 16, featuring 1,000,000 watts of bass, two full-size main stages and three times more “giant f#%king dinosaurs.” Performances by Excision all weekend long plus Flux Pavilion, Ganja White Night, Illenium, Jauz, Nero, Nghtmre, Rezz, Ruski, Slander, Snails, Zomboy and many more. For more information, visit http://www.lostlandsfestival.com/
“A Chorus Line” – Newark. The 50th Anniversary Season at Weathervane Playhouse begins with “A Chorus Line” June 7 – 16. Performances at 7:30 p.m. on June 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. A 2 p.m. matinee is set for Saturday, June 9. Individual tickets are available online or at the Box Office. Individual ticket rates are $37 for adults, $35 for senior citizens, $26 for students with ID and $15 for children (12 and younger). Tickets for the Tuesday, June 12, evening performance are General Admission and cost just $19. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.org or call 740-366-4616. Weathervane Playhouse is located at 100 Price Road in Newark, 43055.
“I Hate Hamlet” – Weathervane Playhouse, Newark. “I Hate Hamlet ” runs Thursday, June 21; Friday, June 22; Saturday, June 23; Wednesday, June 27; Thursday, June 28; Friday, June 29; and Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. “I Hate Hamlet,” a comedy by Paul Rudnick, centers around a young actor named Andrew Rally who has earned fame and fortune on a television show. Now, Andrew is given the chance to return to New York to play the role of Hamlet on stage in the prestigious Shakespeare in Central Park Festival. To add to his insecurities, Andrew’s realtor has rented him an apartment once inhabited by John Barrymore, who many consider to have given one of the greatest performances of Hamlet in the twentieth century. A séance brings the ghost of John Barrymore back to the apartment where he once lived. Barrymore offers guidance to the young actor, who has to decide between the easy money that he could make on a new television series and the confidence to be gained by facing the world’s most difficult acting challenge. Ticket rates are $37 for adults, $35 for senior citizens, $26 for students with ID and $15 for children (12 and younger) and are available online or at the box office. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.org or call 740-366-4616. Weathervane Playhouse is Ohio’s longest running professional summer stock theatre.